The race for the top baby name in British Columbia in 2020 has come to a close, and Olivia once again has taken the lead for the most popular name for babies born this year.
Olivia is followed by Liam, Oliver, Noah, Lucas, Emma, Theodore, Benjamin, Ethan and Charlotte, according to the Vital Statistics Agency’s preliminary figures from Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020.
In 2019, Olivia was the top choice for babies born in B.C., followed by Oliver, Liam, Lucas, Ethan, Noah, William, Benjamin, Charlotte and Theodore. For eight of the past nine years, Olivia has been among the favourite names for babies born in British Columbia.
Only names that occur five or more times are listed.
From Jan. 1 to Dec. 17, 2020, 39,322 babies were born in B.C.
In 2019, 43,703 babies were born in B.C.